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Posted by: Reflaxion May 15 2002, 06:17 AM
Miho had to cheat
Nightmares help the guilt return
Conscience wakes her up

Posted by: Rowan Bristol May 15 2002, 06:28 AM
I was the winner
Defeating the champions
"I know you're cheating"

Posted by: nightmare hippy May 15 2002, 06:30 AM
I wonder what the personifications of Miho's conscience would look like?
Maybe her "bad side" would look like her Avatar (did we ever decide a name for him?) especially if she cheats (or thinks she cheats).
I'm not sure about her good conscience though.

Posted by: Goushiken May 15 2002, 10:10 AM
Enemies fell by
use of the evil tactics.
now guilt riddles her.

Posted by: Nekura_Rianu May 15 2002, 08:17 PM
The taste of failure:
It is very similar
To the taste of blood.

Posted by: Nekura_Rianu May 15 2002, 09:38 PM
Pirogoeth knows
How to deal with those who cheat.
Miho cannot win.

Huh...two haikus in a row. I'm on a roll- *trips*.
>.< D'oh! Now I've lost momentum...*sigh* Oh well. Until the next haiku thread...

Posted by: Shoka May 15 2002, 11:02 PM
Twilight rains shadows
On the fading flames of day;
Night's flood swells, and then

Ragged clouds, with sullen rage,
Catch fire from the dying sun.

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5-7-5-7-7

Posted by: BlackSheep May 16 2002, 04:56 AM
How does failure taste?
Is a hollow victory
Any less bitter?

Your blood on my blade
You believe you can't be hurt
But can you cheat death?

A choice to be made;
To win no matter the cost
Or lose with honour?

My friend is fallen
My hopes for revenge dying
My anger only grows

I will not die here
I will not let you beat me
I will not give up

The battle is done
The duel is all but over
The endgame starts now

EDIT: Realised these almost make up a series, unintentionally, so rearranged them slightly into a more suitable order. C&C welcome, BTW, since this is my first attempt at haiku poetry.

EDIT 2: Memo to self - learn to count before trying this again...

Posted by: squee May 16 2002, 07:49 AM
Shudder quietly,
Dreamscapes running through my mind,
Death, so intimate.

Posted by: Cryshalo May 16 2002, 09:12 AM
Dark lovely Miho
black wolf in the fold? Cheating
in those eyes?


A page turns, a
secret revealed, Miho
is now brought low.

<!haiku>
Miho is a cheater! But that.... makes sense but that seriously hurts. Being a devoted Miho fan I hate seeing Miho tarnished. And yet ... I feel proud of her. Unconventional tactics take the world. She still got cut up though.
</!haiku>

Posted by: oneechan19 May 16 2002, 10:13 AM
1:
the kiss of death comes
yet the trapped one fights back
she will not be beat

2:
failure comes darkly
yet the battle is not won
for one who knows truth

Posted by: squee May 16 2002, 12:22 PM
Thump Thump - heart beating
I see terror in his eyes
Knife slashes deeply

Blood runs down my face
Beauty torn from chin to eyes
Drain me now, cheater

Posted by: P2K May 16 2002, 02:55 PM
How does failure taste?
Feel free to take a sample
from the pot of pain!

-or last line as-
from the crock of pain!
(Crock is a type of big metal bowl thingy you heat food in)
-or-
from the dish of pain!

(I'm not sure which works best)

Posted by: Cryshalo May 16 2002, 08:15 PM

Mirror Mirror on
the wall; is harm reflected;
and honour long dead?

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